We've arrived safely in Ireland! Getting here was somewhat a series of unfortunate events, but we made it! We took a 2:45am(!) ferry over to The Republic of Ireland from Wales and after we arrived I just couldn't stay awake! While I snoozed in the car, Brian found his way to Barry's Court Castle, somewhere he'd visited as a missionary. I had no idea we were going there and we had an amazing time! It was seriously the best Castle experience ever, and free too, which is always a plus.
|This is Robin, our amazing tour guide.|
|This is the entrance. Most of the castle is from the 15/1600s when it was originally built.|
|Brian using the facilities... |
Apparently a 2 seater toilet was a luxury back then. A 3 seater was extra posh (they had one of these in an upstairs room). The toilet rooms were unisex too, which surprised me.
|Can you guess what this is...?|
It's a 17th century refrigerator. They used to hang a wet cloth (the red you can see) inside a ventilated cupboard. Pretty smart, I'd say.
|Brian & I in the Lord & Lady's seats! My chair was wider at the bottom to allow for my large flowing gown. Unfortunately I'd left mine at home, but it was still fun.|
|Brian and I having fun on the grounds.|
|The Tea room where we bought juice :) Very cute inside: Teacups, lace table cloths and homemade cakes!|